sensory loss

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Sensory loss

1.1 There are many different facts that can have an impact on people with sensory loss. Communication and awarness can play big roles in the impact. They may find it difficult to feed themselves,dressing and mobility. Hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. They may also feel scared and alone due to this. There can be positive factors that can help out the person such as,increased help,aids for support and a good support team could give them a brighter outlook on life. Organisations may help the deaf and blind with many different aspects of their life to support or to helping them get the right kind of support.
1.2 Some steps that can be taken to overcome
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Non verbal communication which includes body movements,breathing patterns and eye pointing are all used in communication with a deafblind individual.
2.2 Effective communication will have a positive impact on the lives of being,making them cope with a sensory loss and maintaining social contact all contribute to an improved quality of life.
2.3 All frequently used health leaflets and documents intended for the public are available in accessable formats for people with sensory loss. Public areas are assesed to meet the needs for individuals with sensory loss. Communication needs should always be transfered to the relevent health proffession ensuring the individuals sensory needs are met.
3.1 The largest cause of sensory loss is the ageing process with over 65s more likely to experience some level of sensory loss.The following is a list of some comman causes. Blindness/partial site Ageing process e.g macular degeneration Diesease e.g diabetes Infection e.g meningitis Genetics e.g retinitis pigmentosa (RP) Injury/physical trauma Cataract Glaucoma
Deafness Ageing process Infection e.g meningitis,measles,mumps Disease e.g meieres disease Physical trauma Exposure to loud noise Genetics
Deafblindness Aging


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